Do you have a tooth that's been significantly affected by damage or decay? The solution you're looking for is found in restorative dentistry, designed to bring back your confident smile. A dental crown is an excellent remedy for your compromised tooth. At Healthy Smiles Dental Care in Muskegon, we specialize in custom-shaded restorations that combine a lifelike appearance with enduring strength. If you’d like to learn more about this service, contact our team today to schedule a consultation and kickstart your smile's revival journey!
Think of a dental crown as a protective cap for a weakened tooth – it shields and envelops the tooth, strengthening it. Dentists use these crowns to restore not only the compromised structure of the tooth, but also its functionality and appearance.
A dental crown is a great choice for patients facing any of the following scenarios:
Getting a dental crown involves multiple visits to our office.
During your initial appointment, you'll meet with one of our dentists to determine whether or not a dental crown is the best solution for your unique situation. This consultation will cover your smile goals, oral health requirements, medical history, and more. This information will guide our team in choosing the most suitable type of crown, if needed. Additionally, we'll assess if any preventive work is necessary prior to the procedure.
If we move forward with treatment, the consultation may also serve as a preparatory visit. Here, our team will prepare your tooth by removing a small amount of enamel. This step ensures that the crown sits seamlessly alongside your surrounding teeth. Following this, we'll create an impression to craft your final prosthetic. During the interim period while your permanent crown is being made, you'll wear a temporary crown for a few weeks.
The final step occurs during your last appointment, when the crown is ready for placement. At this time, the completed restoration will be attached to your tooth. Following the procedure, our team will provide detailed instructions on caring for your newly restored smile.
At Healthy Smiles Dental Care, opting for dental crowns comes with several benefits. Some of the most prevalent ones are as follows: